Bruins Stumble In OT

Box Score

AP Sports Writer

TEMPE, Ariz. - Ike Diogu had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and Justin Allen scored four of his season-high 11 points in overtime, leading Arizona State to a 74-62 win over UCLA on Thursday night.

Stevie Moore added 14 points for the Sun Devils (9-12, 3-9 Pac-10), who snapped a four-game losing streak while beating the Bruins for the fourth time in five games.

UCLA's Dijon Thompson had 18 points and T.J. Cummings scored 13.

But the Bruins (10-10, 6-6), who snapped a six-game losing streak with an 80-75 win over Washington on Saturday, went 0-for-11 from the floor in overtime.

That allowed Arizona State to ride out the game at the foul line after Allen made two free throws and a basket in the first 2:09. The Sun Devils were 12-of-12 from the line in the extra period and 19-of-20 for the game. Allen had a career-high 16 points during his freshman season, but has been struggling to get back to form since he was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2000.

He got an offensive rebound against Cummings, who fouled out in the play 37 seconds into the extra period. Allen's free throws broke a 60-60 tie.

Then Allen made it 64-62 with a putback with 2:51 left.

The Sun Devils, who trailed by 14 with 12:35 left in regulation, made up a six-point deficit in the final 36 seconds on 3-pointers by Kevin Kruger and Jamal Hill.

The second tied it at 60 and forced overtime.

Until then, the Sun Devils were within one point twice.

Arizona State had just one field goal in the first 7:44 of the second half, and Cummings had eight points during an 18-4 run that began with the last basket of the second half.

Brian Morrison capped it with a 3-pointer, and the Bruins took a 43-29 lead with 12:35 left.

No more than six points separated the teams in the first half.

UCLA got its first lead at 11-10 on a 3-pointer by Morrison with 11:14 left. The lead changed hands three more times before Trevor Ariza made a 14-foot turnaround for an 18-17 Bruins lead with 5:24 remaining.

After Diogu tied it with a foul shot, Cummings made a 3-pointer - his first points of the game - with 3:11 to go, and the best Arizona State could manage was two more ties before Thompson lifted UCLA to a 27-25 halftime lead with a one-handed putback at the buzzer.

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